Self-sterilizing antibacterial silver-loaded microneedles

Laura E. González García, Melanie N. MacGregor, Rahul Madathiparambil Visalakshan, Neethu Ninan, Alex A. Cavallaro, Abigail D. Trinidad, Yunpeng Zhao, A. John D. Hayball, Krasimir Vasilev

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Microneedle patches have become an exciting means for transdermal delivery of various therapeutics. Herein, we report on self-sterilizing dissolving nanosilver-loaded microneedle patches created from carboxymethylcellulose capable of suppressing microbial pathogen growth at the insertion site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Microneedle
  • pathogen
  • vaccines
  • nanosilver


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